Hike on the east coast trail of
Newfoundland #2

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Travel to Canada’s Eastern entrance on Avalon Peninsula

Travel to Canada’s Eastern entrance on Avalon Peninsula where catching a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean’s many coastal marvels is a daily affair. 

Oceanic whales, puffins, icebergs (depending on the season), steep cliffs, local cuisine and picturesque fishing towns… and let us not forget the beautiful city of St. John’s that will surely leave its mark in your mind and heart with its charms and warm welcoming citizens. Start every day from your cottage onto many trails that will lead you through forests unto breathtaking views, and farther into the coast as you go across parks and villages.

Details

Where

Newfoundland

When

July 7 to July 14, 2023

Duration of the trip

8 days

Difficulty level

Intermediate

Accommodation

Cottage

Objective

$ 8,000

YOUR JOURNEY

Participants meet at Montreal Trudeau airport. Assistance for registration and departure for St. John’s, Newfoundland. Upon arrival, you transfer to your lodging in Tors Cove region, in a cozy cabin, situated around a main cottage where you will meet every mornings for breakfast and at the end of each hike for dinner. 

Dinner included

Breakfast at the main cottage.

Start for your first day of trekking on very wild land. You hike on Beaches and Tinkers trails along the coastline giving great viewpoints and access to the beach, opportunities for birdwatching, whale watching and sighting icebergs depending on season. Picnic along the way and head back to your stay at the end of the day. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Distance : 17 km / Elevation +/- 1025m / Approximate duration : 8 h

After breakfast, start on your next easy hike to further your warm-up going through the remainders of La Manche village. Cross a 50-meter suspension bridge going through Bauline, St. Michaels and Burnt Cove communities. Head back to the cottages later in the afternoon.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Distance : 18 km / Elevation +/- 710m / Approximate duration : 9 h

Today’s hike starts at the easternmost point of Canada at the national historical site of Cape Spear’s lighthouse. You then walk along the ocean with a clear view opening up to potential whale sightings. This trek ends at the fishing town of Petty Harbour where your driver will meet up with you.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Distance : 16 km / Elevation +/- 1095m / Approximate duration : 8 h

After a good breakfast, leave for a day of hiking that will start on forest trails leading up to La Manche provincial park, the grounds of yet another magnificent panorama on the coast and steep cliffs!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Distance : 13 km / Elevation +/- 550m / Approximate duration : 6 h

The day opens toward a more technical walk on a rough terrain. You will start at Blackhead before transitioning into the forest that will let you peek through the ocean here and there, and perhaps a few bird species before ending with a descent into Forth Amherst, which lays into the suburbs of St. John’s. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Distance : 24 km / Elevation +/- 1500m / Approximate duration : 9 h

This last day is dedicated to an easier hike in and around St. John’s. Going along Rennie River, you then go round Quidi Vidi Lake leading into Signal Hill’s historical site, remembering the town’s history and the role it played in the history of communications. You then walk another extra 30 minutes at the trails exit to get into St. John’s where you will have some free time to walk around and enjoy the city before returning to the cottages.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Distance: 12 km / Elevation +/- 60m / Approximate duration : 6 h

Transit to St. John’s airport and flight to Montreal.

Breakfast included

BE READY TO FACE YOUR CHALLENGE

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Equipment

In order to be comfortable throughout your adventure, it's essential to bring the right equipment. The secret is to protect the most vulnerable parts of your body against heat, cold and moisture. Always pack warm clothing and waterproof hiking shoes. You may want to consider bringing along a toque and even a walking stick. Choose a light backpack and carry nothing but the essentials for your journey. Check out our tool box section for more tips and tricks.

Logistics

Even though the CRS Challenge is a personal experience, it is also a group adventure. Our team of experts will provide you with useful advice and the answers to all of your questions from the moment you register to the moment you return. We have mastered the art of logistics, thanks to our knowledge of the destinations we offer and the fact that we organize several challenges every year, making your overall experience all the more enjoyable.

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Travel to Canada’s Eastern entrance on Avalon Peninsula where catching a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean’s many coastal marvels is a daily affair. 

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